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Ice Cream at Rite Aid [moved from Los Angeles board]

OK, what's up? Relatively new to LA, and see that Rite Aid has ice cream. Little kids eating it all the time. Didn't think too much of it until some surfer guy at a dinner party (very native) tells me that this is the BEST ice cream in LA.

This just does not compute--wouldn't happen in NY. Rite Aid: Not where you go for ice cream. But here, it's LA, parallel universe metropolis: Ice cream at Rite Aid. Some kind of old LA tradition I think he said? Was he lying?

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  1. it is ok ice cream.
    it tastes a lot better if you grew up eating it, so you associate it with the carefree days of childhood.

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    1. re: westsidegal

      yeah, exactly. this used to be thrifty's ice cream and i used to go to a church near one so I would sneak over and use my church offering on ice cream instead. sometimes pizza. may the Lord forgive me.

    2. Out here, Rite Aid used to be named Thrifty's. There is quite a following for Thrifty's ice cream, but I sure wouldn't call it the BEST ice cream in L.A.!

      Maybe it's the cylindrical shooter gun that's got him all worked up... "Dude, it's shaped like a tube!"

      1. it's been a long time since i had their ice cream - it is very ...airy....i remember buying a 1/2 gallon brought it home, the gf bought a 1/2 gallon of dreyers - the dreyers ice cream weighed about twice as much as the rite aid ...not that weight makes an ice cream but alot of air doesn't help.

        1. The pistachio-cashew sure tasted good when it was a nickel a scoop. I know, dating myself again. Yes, it's a nostalgia thing, but at 99 cents a cone, it's still a pretty good deal.

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          1. re: Chowpatty

            Ah yes! the pistachio-cashew...that and coconut pineapple was/are my favorite flavors. Unfortunately they don't make pistachio-cashew anymore, now it's just pistachio ice cream with pistachios. Not sure why they decided to leave out the cashew. Was it too expensive? Sure do wish they'd add back the cashew. None of my friends believe me when I tell them that there was once an ice cream called pistachio-cashew. Baskin Robbins has pistachio ice cream, but it has almonds in it. Now I can show them Chowpatty's post about pistachio-cashew! :)

          2. Ah yes- I remember the 5/10/15 cent days; I think well into the mid-80's, a triple scoop was still 25 cents. I wonder if they still have that cylindrical shaped scoop that fit perfectly on top of the cone?

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            1. re: kdoc

              i was there recently for that one malted chocolate crunch flavor and they still did the tube scoop of my childhood.

              1. re: kdoc

                Ahh the good old days ... when you had to agonize over a game of Millipede versus a triple-scoop of ice cream (Chocolate Chip, Pistacho Nut and Chocolate Crunch).